Verein Keimblatt

Last updated: August 22, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: February 18, 2005

Verein Keimblatt

(Zurndorf, Austria)

Mission Statement:

resilient, peaceful

Community Description:

Our objective is to create a regionally involved and hospitable community for about 150 people on the path to peacableness, sustainability and self-development.

The resource consumption of the members of our ecovillage is to be feasible and an example of good practice. Furthermore, the ecovillage is to serve our society as a model of sustainability in combination with a high quality of life.

We attach particular importance to how we deal with each other. It is our conviction that social cohesion is the basic precondition for any functioning society with all its different facets. The space created for individual self-fulfillment leaves room for the contentedness of each member of the ecovillage and thus of the entire community.


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 9.9 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: we have found 3,5ha to build our houses right next to 9ha which can be used for planting

    will own the land

    There will be a lot of houses on the ecovillage ground.

    we will start building appr. in 2015

    at least 3

    don´t know yet


  • Adult Members: 8
  • Percent Women: 21-30%
  • Percent Men: 71-80%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Check out our Homepage and conctact us. Right now we do not have a project center, so we cannot offer food und accommodation. We hopefully will be from 2014 on.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: In this phase (2013 to approx. 2023) especially for people with pioneer-power
  • Additional Comments: Sharing each others spiritual traditions

    a broader, mystical perspective which referes to something beyond belief

    we like to have our own school and invite the larger community to join in


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: see Holacracy

    Holacracy, integrated decision making


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: about 4 hours per week

    1000€ are required if one intends to become a full member

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: will don´t know yet

    depending on future settlers

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


child-friendly, sustainable, conscious, playful, explorative

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge